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The subject of this article is from the Desolation update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 September, 2020.

Weekend Missions - Lore is a mission page.

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Summary[edit | edit source]

Weekend Missions are a weekly community-driven events, surrounding the investigation of mysterious disturbances around the Euclid galaxy.

They consist of weekly missions. Their purpose is to help Polo and Nada determine how the universe changed recently.

Warning: This page may contain spoilers for Weekend Events that have not taken place yet based on data mined information.

Game Description[edit | edit source]

Nada's spacetime loom has detected a concerning pattern resonating across the universe, and they need help from their explorer friends to investigate. Readings indicate a disturbance in reality, where an anomalous – and possibly sinister – force has begun to leak through to this universe...

These weekend missions, which bring explorers together on a specific planet, will tell a story that continues to unfold.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • At the start of the mission the player has the option to speak with one of the Residents in the Space Anomaly for additional details (lore below) before seeking the Knowledge Stones.
  • All missions require the player to interact with three Knowledge Stones to recover the Portal coordinates for the mission location.
  • The player has to travel through the Portal to a specifically marked Point of Interest, and is required to collect and turn in a specified amount of various resources, then return back through the Portal to the Nexus to collect their rewards.
    • Mission titles, descriptions, Knowledge Stone, and Portal Lore are randomly pulled from the pools found below.


  • Where possible System/Planet are listed under their original names and will link to the current pages
  • To prevent accidental spoilers, mission details and dialogue are hidden by default.
    • Data mined information about future missions have been presented in the manner they are suspected to appear in-game.

Mission Info[edit | edit source]

Title Description
Swallowed by a Star Nada's spacetime loom has detected a disturbance in a distant region of the universe. The probable breach in reality is too dangerous for the Space Anomaly to warp to directly. Travellers must access the region by Portal.
Vanishing Point The Anomaly inhabitants are deeply troubled by recent readings from Nada's spacetime loom. The data indicates a region of unsettled reality. Rewards are offered to any Travellers who travel by Portal and assist.
A Dark Maw A desperate and broken transmission has reached the Space Anomaly, but the signal is untraceable, its origin disturbed. Nada and Polo urge Travellers to search for a route via the ancient Portal network and investigate.
Toward the Void An abnormal signal has reached the Anomaly's communicators, its frequency indicating a disturbance in reality. The signal is corrupted, and its exact origin cannot be triangulated. The only way to reach it is by Portal
Misaligned Realities Unusual, potentially dangerous readings have appeared on Nada's spacetime loom. The Iterations inhabiting the Space Anomaly believe these point to a disturbance in reality that may only be accessed by Portal.

Knowledge Stone Lore[edit | edit source]

Activate Knowledge Stone Touch the stone
My head swims as I approach the stone, reeling with a sense of déjà vu. Have I seen this stone before? Awake, or in a dream I remember pressing my palm against the stone surface, as I do again now. I remember the short glyph sequence revealing itself, as it does again now.
The carvings on the store blur before my eyes, distant and cloudy, as though viewed through a thick pane of glass. The glassy membrane ripples as my hand passes through it. The stone sings, and I suddenly find I can read the partial glyph sequence...
The face of this stone, streaked by dark stains, suggests a strange history. It is as though once, long ago, it rested deep on the ocean floor. Something viscous clings to my glove. Although the carvings themselves are long eroded, the nature of the stone's inscription, suddenly becomes obvious, imprinted for eternity in the grime: a short sequence of glyphs
This Knowledge stone appears to be rapidly shifting between two positions, perhaps vibrating. My eyes ache as I try to focus. Touching the stone further confuses my senses. It is not vibrating, but almost seems to exist twice, doubled up, overlapping its twin.

With this thought, I concentrate on a single iteration of the stone, and manage to make out a sequence of glyphs. A fragment of a portal code.

The stone greets me with a repellant audio frequency, like a note just out of tune. It is as though it has been calibrated for someone else. Relief sweeps over me as the pitch of the sound bends, becoming a pleasant and harmonious musical chord. In my mind, each note of the chord associates itself with the shape of a glyph.
The stone responds to my presence, seeming to anticipate what I seek. The carvings wavers and refract, as though submerged in liquid... The Knowledge Stone is warm to the touch. It produces an otherwordly sound, the notes manifesting in my mind as a partial sequence of glyphs...

Portal Text[edit | edit source]

Portal Activation Text
The monumental gateway whispers to me. The complete glyph sequence looping in my mind, my fingers move towards the ancient interface, almost of their own accord...
The portal looms above me, keeping a silent vigil over the planet.

Readying myself to enter the recovered coordinates, I think of this structure's twin, guarding that distant, disturbed world.

The recovered coordinates burn fresh in my memory. I ready myself to warp to the anomalous land Nada and Polo have directed me to.

Disturbed echoes of that distant planet emanate from the ancient store structure.

The infinity of worlds beyond the portal seeps into my mind.

As I recall the glyphic coordinates I have recovered, on planetary signal pierces through the cacophony. The damaged world beckons and cries out, as though in pain...

Echos from distant worlds call from behind the gateway, the possibility space near infinite.

Apprehension grips me as I prepare to enter the recovered glyph sequence. The world that awaits may be unstable...

I find myself drawn towards the giant gateway, as though compelled by some force greater than Nada and Polo's mission directives.

From beyond the portal, the anomalous world frantically whispers its secrets, filling my mind to bursting.

Season 1 Lore[edit | edit source]

Week 01 (001)[edit | edit source]

On November 1st 2019, A disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ I saw you approach the Nexus. I hoped you might. Thank you, Like-Traveller. This mission has significance to all like us. }}- 


  • Ask about significance
-{{ Something dreadful has appeared on Nada's loom. A corruption in spacetime. Already, it has pulled an entire freighter from the skies. I am sure I felt the loss of Like-Travellers in the collision. }}-
-{{ Step from portal to like-portal to reach the disturbance. The glyphic key is fragmented, but it can be recovered. Search for knowledge stones. I know the key will reveal itself to you. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Step from portal to like-portal to reach the disturbance. The glyphic key is fragmented, but it can be recovered. Search for knowledge stones. I know the key will reveal itself to you. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Anoko 25/G4 a Viridescent Planet in the abandoned Vy’keen system Oslobol in the Ossumen Cloud region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the terminal of an Unsalvageable Wreck, a Crashed Freighter located an Underwater at approximately lat./long. +50.15/+173.91.

The crash site stinks of burnt metal and smoldering flesh. An unknown energy leaps and sparks around the vessel, arcing across the hull and coursing through my Exosuit. An effect of the crash, or the cause? 
A rhythm within the static becomes prominent, beating out a demand. It tickles my mind with a plea, demanding materials from this planet. Some unidentified force is unsettled here. It longs to be stabilized.  


  • Search wreckage (option automatically triggered when Leave is selected)
Something bubbles forth from the crash - a scrap of nano-fibre material, not unlike my own exosuit. A grim relic of the last explorer to reach this site?
Embedded in the fabric is an oxygen upgrade, still intact. I take it with me. Perhaps it can assist my underwater search.


There is no collision of matter against matter. The materials dissolve directly into the disturbance, vanishing without a trace.
The static burst are subdued to a soft hum. The breach may not be fully healed, but it is stable, for now.

Week 02 (002)[edit | edit source]

On November 8th 2019, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{ You're investigating the disturbance, my friend? I hope you're taking companions. }}- 


  • Ask about companions
-{{ Please don't think I'm questioning your abilities! I didn't mean that, not at all. It's just that it might be quite dangerous. Nada sounded so worried. }}-
-{{ I think you'll need to find a portal to get there. I don't know much about that ancient technology, but they're somehow connected to knowledge stones. If you find the stones, you should be able to find the coordinates. }}-
-{{ I hope I've helped a little bit. I'm glad if I have. We're all in this together, aren't we? }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ I think you'll need to find a portal to get there. I don't know much about that ancient technology, but they're somehow connected to knowledge stones. If you find the stones, you should be able to find the coordinates. }}-
-{{ I hope I've helped a little bit. I'm glad if I have. We're all in this together, aren't we? }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Elstou VI a Fractured Planet in the Iganens system in the Ifukun Terminus region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Boundary Failure BOUNDS LOSS // Lable:'Chima-Euga' in the Legou Floodplain region of the planet at approximately lat./long. +44.67/-104.88.

An unnatural energy crackles in the air around this structure, blasting me with waves of static. My suit flashes an array of warnings and errors.
Through the noise, I can distinguish a pattern, insistent and demanding. The reality of this structure has been breached, the resulting rift spitting static and instability. It might be stabilized, but only with a material sacrifice.


As I hold the materials close to the source of the noise, they disintegrate away to nothing in my hands, enveloped by the static.
The warnings from my suit become less frantic. This site no longer poses an immediate threat.

Week 03 (003)[edit | edit source]

On November 15th, 2019, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

-{{ This will be a test of fortitude, Portal-Adept. }}-


  • Ask about fortitude
-{{ The breach indicated by Nada's apparatus is serious. While you may be able to mitigate its impact, I doubt it can be entirely reversed. }}-
-{{ However, the real test is the matter of reaching it. You will need to venture to the disturbed region by portal. }}-
-{{ I suggest you begin your journey by seeking out knowledge stones. Did you know they share a heritage with the ancient gateways? Approached with a clear mind and a steady hand, they may reveal the coordinates you require. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ You will need to venture to the disturbed region by portal. }}-
-{{ I suggest you begin your journey by seeking out knowledge stones. Did you know they share a heritage with the ancient gateways? Approached with a clear mind and a steady hand, they may reveal the coordinates you require. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller Lompen a Cerulean Planet in the Vy’keen system NMS France was here in the Zuyaillus Cloud region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from a Forsaken Terminal in an Abandoned Building located in the Ajhwash Swamplands region of the planet at approximately lat./long. -20.68/+159.05.

I become aware of a high-pitched whine coming from this structure. As I step closer, it distorts into the sputtering and hissing of static, leaping through the air to zig-zag across the surface of my Exosuit. 
Barely discernible through the crackling, a frantic message plays out, over and over. There is a rift in this structure; the planet here is deeply scarred. It requires a specific material sacrifice to heal... 


I hold the materials near to where the static is loudest. In a burst of energy, they disappear. The disturbance here has begun to repair. 


As I hold the materials close to the source of the noise, they disintegrate away to nothing in my hands, enveloped by the static.
The warnings from my suit become less frantic. This site no longer poses an immediate threat. 

Week 04 (004)[edit | edit source]

On November 22nd, 2019 a disturbance was detected and the Travellers were asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

-{{ Ah. So you've signed up to investigate this 'disturbance' Nada's been so worked up about. }}-


  • Ask about 'disturbances'
-{{ Look, I don't know anything about disturbances or realities or any of that. But I actually do want to help you. Really, I do. }}-
-{{ Someone I...used to know has gone quiet, right near where Nada picked up that odd signal. It's not like them. They're not the quiet type. }}-
-{{ I don't really expect to see them again. But if you can stop - whatever it is - if you can stop that happening to anyone else, that's good, you know? }}-
-{{ It'll be almost impossible to reach this place by traditional means. You'll need to travel by portal. }}-
-{{ Before they disappeared, my friend said something about knowledge stones. I think - well, I'm pretty sure - if you go find some of those and put your hand on them, you'll learn the coordinates you need. Good luck.  }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ It'll be almost impossible to reach this place by traditional means. You'll need to travel by portal. I...picked up some information about knowledge stones - you know those little stone columns that usually talk at you? }}-
-{{ Well, turns out they have a few more secrets. I think - well, I'm pretty sure - if you go find some of those knowledge stones and put your hand on them, you'll learn the coordinates you need. Good luck. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Ehams a Chromatic Fog Planet in the Korvax system Watere-Xezbe in the Saveamu Instability region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Failure of Airough-Doni a Traveller Grave at approximately lat./long. -60.63/-146.41.
Upon activation, Traveller Airough-Doni appears long enough to just make out a Traveller with a head of glowing light, before the corruption overrides the visual.

Incongruous with this site of death, a living static crackles and pops below the grave. My Exosuit shudders as static courses through it, but the energy seems to cause me no harm.
I pick out a pattern amid the bursts of static. Sentence-like in structure, issuing a demand. Reality here is breached and volatile; only specific materials can calm it.


The static energy reacts violently to the presence of the items, flaring towards me. It licks the materials directly from my hands, consuming them.
Silence. The disturbance seems to have been stabilized.

Week 05 (005)[edit | edit source]

On 29 Nov 2019, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ I understand you have undertaken an investigation, kindred. Nada is fortunate to have your assistance. }}- 


  • Ask about Nada
-{{ There is a powerful force at play here. Nada is fearful of such things. They are truly a brilliant Korvax, unique amongst their kind - but a Korvax nonetheless. It would be unreasonable to expect them to share our perspective, kindred. }}- 
-{{ I dreamt of this conversation, and of what you will do next. Not exactly empirical research, true, but I've had dreams of this nature before. I trust in the vision it showed me. In turn, I am asking you to trust me. }}- 
-{{ You will enter a portal to reach the troubled planet. The destination is predetermined: you will discover its universal address upon stones of knowledge. They will respond to the touch of a Traveler. }}- 
-{{ Until we meet again, kindred. }}-  


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ I dreamt of this conversation, kindred, and of what you will do next. Not exactly empirical research, true, but I've had dreams of this nature before. I trust in the vision it showed me. In turn, I am asking you to trust me. }}- 
-{{ You will enter a portal to reach the troubled planet. The destination is predetermined: you will discover its universal address upon stones of knowledge. They will respond to the touch of a Traveler. }}- 
-{{ Until we meet again, kindred. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Dovey Sigma a Scalding Planet in the Gek system Hofordi-Buduli XI in the Uboea Cluster region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the HoloProjection of a Holographic Comms Tower located in the Kujied Encampment at approximately log/lat +-46.74/-177.78.

The structure hisses and crackles. This static-like energy must be the disturbance detected by Polo and Nada. Wordlessly, it transmits its demands directly into my mind. 
Something groans deep within the earth, as though the land itself hungers. But why these materials, already abundant on this world? 


I push the materials towards the source of the static disturbance, watching them melt away into nothing. The damaged planet feeds upon its own resources. It quietens. The breach in reality is repaired.

Week 06 (006)[edit | edit source]

On 06 Dec 2019, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ The Quicksilver Synthesis Companion is a skilled artisan. Have you seen its crafted faces, Like-Traveler? Indistinguishable from genuine flesh.  }}- 


  • Ask about faces
-{{ They are works of art. But in truth, the robot is only a tool of Specialist Polo. }}- 
-{{ We must not underestimate the Gek. Their jovial manner masks a deep cleverness. They've done much for me. For us all, alike. }}- 
Ariadne's whiskers twitch. They raise a gloved hand to their own face, as though re-familiarising themselves with its bumps and contours. 
-{{ You must seek stones of knowledge to unlock a portal. Touch your hand to these stones. They will know to expect you, Like-Traveler. }}-  


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ You must seek stones of knowledge to unlock a portal. Touch your hand to these stones. They will know to expect you, Like-Traveler. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Arunafut Prime a Temperate Planet in the Gek system Pudovs-Nayo in the Rofsetrob region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Dreams of Raburc a Gek Plaque located at approximately log/lat -64.02/-146.06.

My Exosuit sounds an alert as I approach the structure, the synthesized voice shrill.
-{{ Warning. Anomaly detected. Warning. Warning. Warning. }}-  
My limbs feel sluggish and uncooperative, my suit tight and uncomfortable. A desperate demand resonates throughout the structure, barely audible above the static.


My own body fights me as I press the materials towards the structure, my muscles shaking in protest, my mind filled with fear.
Just as I think I cannot do this, a burst of energy snatches the resources from my hands, devouring them. The static fades to silence. There is nothing more to be done here.

Week 07 (007)[edit | edit source]

On 13 Dec 2019, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{ Gemini gives me a watery smile, but seems distracted. They glance repeatedly over at Hesperus. }}-


  • Ask about Hesperus
-{{ Ah - I'm sorry, my friend. My distraction must be obvious. Welcome. It is always a pleasure to speak with you. }}- 
-{{ I'm just a little worried about Hesperus. I - }}- 
Gemini lowers their voice, looking troubled.
-{{ With all these strange disturbances in reality, I'm worried Hesperus might... put themselves in danger. I know how they are. This sort of mystery is irresistable to them. }}- 
-{{ But enough of my worries. I know you are doing important work, on behalf of us all. }}- 
-{{ You can reach the disturbed region through a portal, but you'll need an address to take you to the right place. Look for knowledge stones. Touch them. I'm sure you'll find what you need. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Ah - I'm sorry, my friend. My distraction must be obvious. I know you are doing important work, on behalf of us all. }}- 
-{{ You can reach the disturbed region through a portal, but you'll need an address to take you to the right place. Look for knowledge stones. Touch them. I'm sure you'll find what you need. }}-
The bespectacled alien ignores me. They seem preoccupied. 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Zebethil Ruga a Harsh Blue Gloabe in the Vy’keen system of Snomen-Yedn XIX in the Averthaku Mass region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from Subarao's Whispering Scanner a Crashed Fighter located at approximately log/lat -49.69/-4.46.

The damaged vessel hisses and flares. This static energy has an unnatural quality; it is more than the sparking of a broken engine.
Though there is no-one here, a voice cries out, muffled and distant 

Distorted Voice:

-{{ - kkttzzzzzzk - Where am - zktt - is the same place! The reality signat - ttzzz - what happened to Artemis isn't - kkttzzzzzzk - this static! Please, can anyone - kktzz - }}- 
The static crackles its own demand. The planet is injured, destabilised. A specific material, found locally, should serve to patch it. 


Reaching out my hands, allowing my mind to float through the static, I search for the origin of the strange energy.
Then, suddenly, I feel it, repelling me like a magnetic force. I can feel nothing else. With effort, I offer the materials towards the site.
There is a deafening crack, and the offering blinks out of existence. Then silence. The site is peaceful once more.  

Interacting with the ship the Traveller still hears a Distorted Voice:

-{{ - kkttzzzzzzk - Where am - zktt - is the same place! The reality signat - ttzzz - what happened to Artemis isn't - kkttzzzzzzk - this static! Please, can anyone - kktzz - }}- 

Week 08 (008)[edit | edit source]

On 20 Dec 2019, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

The solemn Traveler assesses me. Their eyes linger over my face, as though inspecting it for injury.  
-{{ I am pleased to see you alive. Will this be your first encounter with one of these disturbances? }}- 


  • Say it is
Once again, Mercury peers closely at me. They look down at their own hands. They look up, meet my eyes 
-{{ In that case, let us hope you survive this journey unaltered. }}- 
-{{ The portal network will provide a gateway to the unsettled region. You will need to stimulate the correct neural pathways with a glyphic code. Ancient stones of knowledge can teach you that code. }}-  


  • Say it is not
Once again, Mercury peers closely at me. They look down at their own hands. They look up, meet my eyes.  
-{{ Your endurance impresses me, Portal-Adept. }}- 
-{{ As before, the portal network will provide a gateway to the unsettled region. You will need to stimulate the correct neural pathways with a glyphic code. Ancient stones of knowledge can teach you that code.  }}-  


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ The portal network will provide a gateway to the unsettled region. You will need to stimulate the correct neural pathways with a glyphic code. Ancient stones of knowledge can teach you that code. }}-  


The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Baphila T43 a Stellar Corruption Detected planet in the Korvax system Luganxois IX in the Caguaci Terminus region.
Once there the Traveller detects a disturbance emitting from the Dreams of Roximo-Ubpe a Korvax Monolith located at approximately log/lat -41.17/-22.84.

The buzz and pop of static surrounds this structure. Placing my hand against it, I discover a section which is oddly insubstantial. Where they should touch solid matter, my fingers pass through into thin air. 
The structure seems here, and yet not here. I notice a slight shimmer where the static is loudest. It repeatedly crackles its demand: bring a material sacrifice, to calm and stabilize it 


The shimmering surface yields, swallowing the offering. The crackling quietens to a soft hum, seemingly appeased. I have done all I can here. 

Week 09 (009)[edit | edit source]

On 27 Dec 2019, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

-{{ Off to investigate this latest disturbance? Better you than me. Though it might be nice to get out of here. The others won't shut up about it. }}-  


  • Ask about others
-{{ They're obsessed! It's excessive. Ariadne's the prime culprit. They give me the chills. All that talk about faces, while they themselves have the strangest 'face' I've ever seen. }}- 
-{{ Anyway. If you need a bit of help getting started: fly out of here and look for knowledge stones. The portal code they reveal should take you to the bad place. Just make sure you're packing a decent Multi-Tool.  }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Fly out of here and look for knowledge stones. The portal code they reveal should take you to the bad place. Just make sure you're packing a decent Multi-Tool. }}-  

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to France go Home the Ultramarine Planet in the Uncharted Epugao system in the Itvaroi Band region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from some Damaged Machinery located near a Shelter at approximately log/lat -24.70/-44.46.

The crackle of static greets me as I draw near. The physicality of this structure seems compromised. 
Though faint and corrupted, there is a definite pattern beating through the noise of the static. The disturbance here is a fissure, a tear in reality. Only specific materials can stabilize it... 


The materials disintegrate into nothingness. The pops of the static slow, then stop. Only a gentle buzz remains. The structure seems stabilized. 

Week 10 (010)[edit | edit source]

On 03 Jan 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ Have you discovered much about the disturbances, kindred? Please. Tell me of your experiences. }}-  


  • Say they've been frightening
-{{ Ah. Yes. I understand. }}- 
-{{ I myself joined the effort to stabilize the most recent disturbance. The voice of the static unsettled me. It is much like the Atlas, you know, and yet simultaneously... not like the Atlas.  }}- 
-{{ I've seen this before. Land your starship on a planet; scour its surface for knowledge stones. A touch, and you will learn the address to the troubled region. Enter that address into a portal, and step across the threshold...  }}- 


  • Say they've been enlightening
-{{ Ah. Yes. I understand. }}- 
-{{ I myself joined the effort to stabilize the most recent disturbance. The voice of the static unsettled me. It is much like the Atlas, you know, and yet simultaneously... not like the Atlas.  }}- 
-{{ I've seen this before. Land your starship on a planet; scour its surface for knowledge stones. A touch, and you will learn the address to the troubled region. Enter that address into a portal, and step across the threshold...  }}- 


  • Say they've been frightening
Hesperus frowns, disbelieving. They offer no further comment on my claim. 
-{{ I've seen this before. Land your starship on a planet; scour its surface for knowledge stones. A touch, and you will learn the address to the troubled region. Enter that address into a portal, and step across the threshold... }}-  


  • Say they've been enlightening
Hesperus frowns, disbelieving. They offer no further comment on my claim. 
-{{ I've seen this before. Land your starship on a planet; scour its surface for knowledge stones. A touch, and you will learn the address to the troubled region. Enter that address into a portal, and step across the threshold... }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ I've seen this before. Land your starship on a planet; scour its surface for knowledge stones. A touch, and you will learn the address to the troubled region. Enter that address into a portal, and step across the threshold...  }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Ode to Joy a Lost Blue Planet in the Korvax System Beethoven X in the Olkono Boundary region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Freighter Terminal of the Nikagaw-Izen Shuttle Remains a Crashed Freighter located at approximately log/lat -21.50/-28.12.

Though the crash itself is quiet and cold, a strange force crackles up from the earth like static, setting off warnings in my Exosuit.
The static energy broadcasts a message directly into my mind: 
-{{ Stabilize... instability. Clear... corruption. Materials required. }}- 


My suit sounds an alarm, its readouts scrambled. The alarms grow in urgency as I get closer to the source of the strange energy.
The static noise crescendos to a roar as I offer the materials, then fades to nothing. 

Week 11 (011)[edit | edit source]

On 10 Jan 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ The nature of these of disturbances worries me, Like-Traveler. I do not often venture from the Anomaly, but what I encountered out there was more than a likeness. }}-


  • Ask about likeness
-{{ I saw my own face in the disturbance. It was no iteration. It was myself.  I gazed out through two pairs of eyes. }}-
-{{ Do you intend to see it for yourself? Learn the location from knowledge stones. The stones should yield their secrets easily. They were designed to receive you... }}-  


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ To venture there yourself, learn the location from knowledge stones. The stones should yield their secrets easily. They were designed to receive you... }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Lumslowers II and Overgrown Planet in the Vy’keen system of Michiyama in the Tojona Void region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Tribute to Abcarar-Boze an Ancient Vy'keen Ruin located in the Uxtonsf Living Expanse region at approximately log/lat -44.26/+114.52.

My suit cries out an alarm, its sensors oscillating wildly. This structure is unstable, and unsafe. 
A static energy rushes across the surface of the structure and coils its way up my arm, alive and imploring. Something in the fabric of reality is damaged. It needs a material sacrifice to repair. 


The static arcs from my fingertips to the materials I have collected. They shrink into nothingness, all trace of them gone.
The unknown energy subsides, withdrawing back into the earth. The damage here seems to be repaired. 

Week 12 (012)[edit | edit source]

On 17 Jan 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{ Are you well, my friend? I apologise if I seem discouraging. Of course I am grateful for the efforts of Travelers like yourself. And Hesperus. If it weren't for their adventurous nature, we would never have met. }}-  


  • Ask how they met Hesperus
-{{ We met when I first discovered portals myself. Just as I emerged onto that unknown landscape, blinking and disoriented, I was met by this strange orb of light. Imagine my astonishment when it spoke. }}-
-{{ For the longest time we only had each others' voices to follow through the dark. But when the boundaries finally shattered, well, it was as though we'd known each other all our lives. }}-
-{{ If you mean to help quiet this anomaly, look for knowledge stones, my friend. They'll let you know everything you need to direct the portal's flow. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ If you mean to help quiet this anomaly, look for knowledge stones, my friend. They'll let you know everything you need to direct the portal's flow.  }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Opiana XV a Planetary Anomaly in the Gek system Emillo in the Extove Adjunct region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the The Unumbac Fragment, a Gek Plaque in the Faxaldinet Moor region at approximately log/lat -36.30/-41.19.

My vision clouds as I stare at this structure. For a moment, it is as though two identical copies are before me, slightly displaced.
I blink, and the moment passes. 
I notice a luminous fluid bleeding from the structure. It seems reactive to my presence, flowing more rapidly when I move my hand closer. Is this an offering? Something to aid me 


  • Collect Enzyme Fluid
The liquid runs eagerly into my palms. It smells sweet, almost appetizing. 
A static energy hisses from within my Exosuit, transmitting a message: the reality of this structure has been damaged. It yearns to be stabilized. 


I stare at my suddenly empty hands, an afterimage of the materials still there. I blink. They are definitely gone, grabbed straight out of this reality.
The static energy fades until only a hum remains. The structure seems stable now. 

Week 13 (013)[edit | edit source]

On 24 Jan 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

-{{ These disturbances fill me with a great unease. }}- 


  • Ask about unease
-{{ The voice of the static is... intoxicating. Staring into that rift is like a window into a dream. I see Soleth Prime. I see how I once was. An earlier version. And I feel raw, like the dream is looking directly back at me. }}-
-{{ Go, Portal-Adept. Find the stone children of the portals. Listen well to their teachings. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Find the stone children of the portals. Listen to what they tell you. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Dwarme Z14, a [REDACTED] Planet in the Gek system of Aeniens in the Unhort region.

Once there the Traveller detects and Underwater Disturbance emitting from the Distress Beacon of the Saras RE3/EE6, a Sunken Hauler located at approximately log/lat +16.04/-98.39.

The static charge around this crash site seems to penetrate straight through my Exosuit. I feel it prickle against my skin. 

Distorted Voice:

-{{ - kkktt - know I wasn't always here - zktt - become so dark - kttkk - become redundant - zzktkt- }}-  
A signal pierces through the noise: this wound in reality requires a sacrifice. It must consume a material from this planet. It must consume itself. 


  • Search wreckage
Snagged on a section of broken hull, I discover a rag of nano-fibre material, much like that of my exosuit.
Embedded in the fabric is an oxygen upgrade, still intact. I take it with me. Perhaps it can assist my underwater search.  


A tidal wave of energy floods over my outstretched hands, consuming the materials entirely.
Only silence remains. 

Week 14 (014)[edit | edit source]

On 31 Jan 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

Tethys seems more still, less fidgety than usual. They regard me quietly. 
-{{ These disturbances are... something's really wrong. I went and saw for myself. Even my exosuit seemed to panic when I got close. }}- 


  • Ask about suit
-{{ Don't worry, I haven't completely lost my mind. I know a suit can't panic. It just didn't seem programmed to handle this particular hazard. The sensors were all over the place, screaming warnings and alerts. }}- 
-{{ Anyway, if you really want to go there, find yourself some knowledge stones. Each has a fragment of the portal address you'll need. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ If you really want to go there, find yourself some knowledge stones. Each has a fragment of the portal address you'll need. }}-  

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Poyn Gamma a Sporal Planet in the Vy’keen system of Dugregl in the Kangawu Conflux region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from BREACH // Lable: 'Hymart' a Boundary Failure located in the Ikumf's Great Reaches region at approximately log/lat -42.82/-130.91.

This structure is encased in a strange static field, which seems both to crackle with energy and howl with emptiness. 
The pops and clicks of the static drum out a demand. Remove materials from this planet's surface; deliver them to this disturbed location. 


With an ear-shattering pop, the materials vanish. The static has taken them.
The structure now appears entirely ordinary, as though no disturbance had ever occurred here. 

Week 15 (015)[edit | edit source]

On 07 Feb 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ The static spoke to me, kindred. It was a judgement I have endured before. This is a recurring nightmare. }}- 


  • Ask about nightmare

(If the Traveller has traveled the Atlas Path)

Hesperus pauses to assess me. I feel my face glow hot under their scrutiny.  
-{{ Hm. You have encountered the crimson watcher yourself, haven't you? The Atlas. }}- 
-{{ I was a fool. We are all its children, that much is indisputable. But I thought - hoped - that meant we were each deserving of its love. The truth, though... the truth is that not every iteration is sufficient. }}- 
-{{ ... }}- 
-{{ We can only turn to the possibilities of the future, kindred. The static does not belong in this plane. You are correct to counteract it. Go. Look for knowledge stones. The path will become clear to you. }}- 


  • Ask about nightmare

(If the Traveller has not traveled the Atlas Path)

Hesperus pauses to assess me. I feel my face glow hot under their scrutiny. 
-{{ I sense you are not far along the Path. It would be inappropriate for us to discuss this. I do not wish to interfere in your journey, kindred. We each must find our own way. }}- 
-{{ We can only turn to the possibilities of the future. The static does not belong in this plane. You are correct to counteract it. Go. Look for knowledge stones. This path, at least, will become clear. }}-  


  • Ask for guidance (Mood:Neutral)
-{{ We can only turn to the possibilities of the future, kindred. The static does not belong in this plane. You are correct to counteract it. Go. Look for knowledge stones. The path will become clear to you. }}-  

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Hapori Major a Lost Green Planet in the Korvax system Maibarab in the Niwala Anomaly region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Grave of Traveller Davene, Generation RL0/A12/W80 located at approximately log/lat -42.82/-130.91.

Davene, Generation RL0/A12/W80 is unquestionably dead, yet an echo of their unique signature still exists in this place. More than just a memory, it is as though the essence of them is still here... 
A static field cradles the grave in long crackling fingers. In the noise, a message: bring materials from this world. Sacrifice them here. Stabilize this anomaly. 


The fingers leap forth and pinch the materials into nothingness.
Davene, Generation RL0/A12/W80's grave is once more a site of peace and rest. I can't help but wonder if they, too, were snatched by this strange static energy. 

Week 16 (016)[edit | edit source]

On 14 Feb 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ These disturbances are a window looking back at this universe, Like-Traveler. In light or in darkness, both sides of the pane are valid. I am at peace with it. We both are. }}- 


  • Ask about both
-{{ I and Like-I. We must accept the protocols we cannot change, or we will never know peace. }}-
-{{ Begin the search for knowledge stones. The rift-window will speak its location to you, as always, as ever. I feel this cycle approaching its start.  }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Begin the search for knowledge stones. The rift-window will speak its location to you, as always, as ever. I feel this cycle approaching its start.  }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Oxet Gamma a Rainy Planet in the Gek system of Berunn-Hird in the Heruthnem Mass region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Frighter Terminal of an Unidentified Wreck, a Crashed Freighter located at approximately log/lat +12.79/+154.02.

A sense of loss surrounds this site. A mysterious energy buzzes around the broken vessel, but there is no sign of either life or death. Any crew are long vanished.
-{{ - kktttk -just want to return to- zzktk - backstage, an understudy of my own - zzkzz- so dark. I can't stand it - I want - zzzzzt - crimson light - ktzzz- }}- 
The voice of the static whispers its demand. This planet is hurt. It hungers. It must copy a material from this planet. It must copy itself. 


I am suddenly assaulted by a vision of myself. My head spins with déjà vu of déjà vu, mirrors within mirrors, like I have repaired this planet's pain infinite times before...
The materials dissolve away. The vision passes. The static is quiet.
Only silence remains. 

Week 17 (017)[edit | edit source]

On 21 Feb 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{ I saw the disturbance with my own eyes, my friend. I felt alive out there. I remembered how much I miss adventure. }}- 


  • Ask about adventure
Gemini glances over at their companion, then speaks in a hushed tone.  
-{{ There was a time when Hesperus needed rescuing, but that time is past. I have been making excuses, hiding from myself, for too long. No more. }}- 
-{{ Launch your starship out the Anomaly gate. Fly to a planetary surface and disembark. Feel the crunch of earth beneath your feet. Search for ancient stone pillars. Listen to the portal code they sing into your soul... }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ There was a time when Hesperus needed rescuing, but that time is past. I have been making excuses, hiding from myself, for too long. No more. }}-
-{{ Launch your starship out the Anomaly gate. Fly to a planetary surface and disembark. Feel the crunch of earth beneath your feet. Search for ancient stone pillars. Listen to the portal code they sing into your soul... }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Cordon, a Frozen Anomaly in the Gek system of Davlov-Aru in the Uquene region. Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the HoloProjection of a Holographic Comms Tower located in the Woers Station region at approximately log/lat -78.84/-170.02.

Something is clearly very wrong with this structure. A weak static crackles from it, sputtering like a dying fire. 
A pattern, endlessly repeating, is embedded in the static noise. My suit translates the broken data into a message, a demand: certain materials, sacrificed here, should be able to stabilize this disturbance. 


The materials crumble away in the cloud of static, leaving my hands empty.
The disturbed site is stabilized. The static is gone, or at least lessened.

Week 18 (018)[edit | edit source]

On 28 Feb 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

-{{ Our work is of great importance to this universe. Take pride in your contribution, Portal-Adept. }}- 


  • Ask about work
-{{ Too often of late, I have found myself looking backwards, toward the void. But it is not the Traveler's destiny to bind their fate to one place, or one time. The Anomaly is my family now. }}- 
-{{ Knowledge stones hold the glyphic code you require. Enter them at the rotary stone, and submit to the portal's flow. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Knowledge stones hold the glyphic code you require. Enter them at the rotary stone, and submit to the portal's flow. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Stellar Corruption Detected planet Dar Terith V of the Gek system Telax in the Centiguia region.

Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Memories of Vauculum-Siam, the Plaque of an Ancient Gek Ruin located at approximately log/lat -31.62/+115.90.

My muscles twitch involuntarily as I near this structure. A sinister static energy bubbles up from the ground, seeming to repel something in my Exosuit.
The noise here has all the qualities of a corrupted message, fragmented data from a source unknown. It pleads: 
-{{ Bring materials here... submit. Balance... disturbed region. }}-  


I cannot see what happens to the materials; I am blinded by a crimson light. I double over as it pierces my mind. It hurts.
The region seems stabilized, but I should leave this place as soon as possible.

Week 19 (019)[edit | edit source]

On 06 Mar 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

-{{ It feels so good to step out of hiding from time to time. It's worth it. }}- 


  • Ask about stepping out
-{{ Living without fear, seizing the spoils of this universe. It's how we define ourselves, isn't it? }}- 
-{{ Fight to keep that freedom. Close up these disturbances. Stay alive. }}- 
-{{ You can reach the disturbance through a portal. Peer around the surface of a planet through your visor, touch the knowledge stones you find. They'll show you the way. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ You can reach the disturbance through a portal. Peer around the surface of a planet through your visor, touch the knowledge stones you find. They'll show you the way. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the a Temperate Planet of Aenitus in the Korvax system of Zehengd-Kojim in the Gehbacc Quadrant region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Distress Beacon of the Abstract Unitak VI a Crashed Explorer in the Lafay Glade region at approximately log/lat -37.41/-7.97.

This crash site is deeply unsettling. There are no signs of crew, alive or otherwise, yet from somewhere a voice cries out, the signal weak... 
-{{ - kzzzz-sure I am still myself- tktktk-signature is identical - zzzz- }}-  
Around the crash, a dark energy issues a plea: reality is shattering here. The planet is unstable. Certain materials could help repair it... 


I feel suddenly disoriented, queasy. How did I get here? What was I doing?
My hands are empty. The crash site seems quiet. I must have accomplished my task here. 

Week 20 (020)[edit | edit source]

On 13 Mar 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ I do appreciate our impossible meetings, kindred. It is important to appreciate our peers. }}- 


  • Ask about peers
-{{ The voice of hierarchy is loud and violent. It can deafen us to the voices closest to our ears. }}- 
Hesperus' eyes dart to Gemini, then to the floor. They clear their throat. 
-{{ Trust your intuition, kindred. You know this path by now. Knowledge stones will release the portal key you require. The disturbance is expecting you. It expects us all. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Trust your intuition, kindred. You know this path by now. Knowledge stones will release the portal key you require. The disturbance is expecting you. It expects us all. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to a Rainy Planet Oadstas Tau in the Korvax system of Opetuk-Cukrod XV in the Kihina Sector region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Grave of Nusfielde at approximately log/lat +34.40/+165.63.

Grave of Nusfielde's final resting place is disturbed by a wild, crackling energy. 
My suit interprets a message in the beats of the static: reality is fragile here, thin and breaking. The breach may not be fully reparable, but it could be stabilized with a material sacrifice. 
A luminous fluid seeps from the earth below the grave. It seems reactive to my presence, flowing more rapidly when I move my hand closer. Is this an offering? Something to aid me? 


  • Collect Enzyme Fluid
The liquid runs eagerly into my palms. It smells sweet, almost appetizing. 


The static runs through me, intruding upon my body. My nerves scream in pain as they conduct the wild energy.
The sensation stops as suddenly as it began. I feel like I have been here before. I feel as though I am sinking into sleep, anticipating yet another night of the same recurring dream.
The grave, at least, seems stable now. 

Week 21 (021)[edit | edit source]

On 20 Mar 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ I saw you approach the Nexus. I hoped you might. Thank you, Like-Traveller. This mission has significance to all like us. }}-


  • Ask about significance
-{{ Something dreadful has appeared on Nada's loom. A corruption in spacetime. Already, it has pulled an entire freighter from the skies. I am sure I felt the loss of Like-Travellers in the collision. }}-
-{{ Step from portal to like-portal to reach the disturbance. The glyphic key is fragmented, but it can be recovered. Search for knowledge stones. I know the key will reveal itself to you. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Step from portal to like-portal to reach the disturbance. The glyphic key is fragmented, but it can be recovered. Search for knowledge stones. I know the key will reveal itself to you. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Okepor Tau a Toxic Anomaly in the Gek system of Punxsutawney in the Julaste Quadrant region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Freighter Terminal of the SV Emperor Gauragaj a Crashed Freighter located in the Lotimia's Quagmire region at approximately log/lat -62.26/-17.43.

The crash site stinks of burnt metal and smouldering flesh. An unknown energy leaps and sparks around the vessel, arcing across the hull and coursing through my Exosuit. An effect of the crash, or the cause?
A rhythm within the static becomes prominent, beating out a demand. It tickles my mind with a plea, demanding materials from this planet. Some unidentified force is unsettled here. It longs to be stabilised.
There is no collision of matter against matter. The materials dissolve directly into the disturbance, vanishing without a trace.
The static bursts are subdued to a soft hum. The breach may not be fully healed, but it is stable, for now.

Week 22 (022)[edit | edit source]

On 27 Mar 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{You're investigating the disturbance, my friend? I hope you're taking companions. }}-


  • Ask about companions
-{{ Please don't think I'm questioning your abilities! I didn't mean that, not at all. It's just that it might be quite dangerous. Nada sounded so worried. }}- 
-{{ I think you'll need to find a portal to get there. I don't know much about that ancient technology, but they're somehow connected to knowledge stones. If you find the stones, you should be able to find the coordinates. }}- 
-{{ I hope I've helped a little bit. I'm glad if I have. We're all in this together, aren't we? }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ I think you'll need to find a portal to get there. I don't know much about that ancient technology, but they're somehow connected to knowledge stones. If you find the stones, you should be able to find the coordinates. }}- 
-{{ I hope I've helped a little bit. I'm glad if I have. We're all in this together, aren't we? }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Kaylericus Zuoka a Flourishing Planet of the Gek System of Ettsuji IX in the Oklipnerow Expanse region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from Ueman-Ruvor's Destination a Gek Monolith located at approximately log/lat -7.03,+105.94.

An unnatural energy crackles in the air around this structure, blasting me with waves of static. My suit flashes an array of warnings and errors.
Through the noise, I can distinguish a pattern, insistent and demanding. The reality of this structure has been breached, the resulting rift spitting static and instability. It might be stabilised, but only with a material sacrifice.


As I hold the materials close to the source of the noise, they disintegrate away to nothing in my hands, enveloped by the static.
The warnings from my suit become less frantic. This site no longer poses an immediate threat.

Week 23 (023)[edit | edit source]

On 03 Apr 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

-{{ This will be a test of fortitude, Portal-Adept. }}-


  • Ask about fortitude
-{{ The breach indicated by Nada's apparatus is serious. While you may be able to mitigate its impact, I doubt it can be entirely reversed. }}-
-{{ However, the real test is the matter of reaching it. You will need to venture to the disturbed region by portal. }}-
-{{ I suggest you begin your journey by seeking out knowledge stones. Did you know they share a heritage with the ancient gateways? Approached with a clear mind and a steady hand, they may reveal the coordinates you require. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ You will need to venture to the disturbed region by portal. }}-
-{{ I suggest you begin your journey by seeking out knowledge stones. Did you know they share a heritage with the ancient gateways? Approached with a clear mind and a steady hand, they may reveal the coordinates you require. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Dewsburydo Nihon a Rainy Planet in the Vy'keen System of the Eydars in the Sea of Mohetabae region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from a Forgotten Terminal in an Abandoned Building located in the Taean Basin at approximately log/lat -68.39/-135.38.

I become aware of a high-pitched whine coming from this structure. As I step closer, it distorts into the sputtering and hissing of static, leaping through the air to zig-zag across the surface of my Exosuit.
Barely discernable through the crackling, a frantic message plays out, over and over. There is a rift in this structure; the planet here is deeply scarred. It requires a specific material sacrifice to heal...
I hold the materials near to where the static is loudest. In a burst of energy, they disappear. The disturbance here has begun to repair.

Week 24 (024)[edit | edit source]

On 10 Apr 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

-{{ Ah. So you've signed up to investigate this 'disturbance' Nada's been so worked up about. }}-


  • Ask about 'disturbance'
-{{ Look, I don't know anything about disturbances or realities or any of that. But I actually do want to help you. Really, I do. }}-
-{{ Someone I... used to know has gone quiet, right near where Nada picked up that odd signal. It's not like them. They're not the quiet type. }}-
-{{ I don't really expect to see them again. But if you can stop - whatever it is - if you can stop that happening to anyone else, that's good, you know? }}-
-{{ It'll be almost impossible to reach this place by traditional means. You'll need to travel by portal. }}-
-{{ Before they disappeared, my friend said something about knowledge stones. I think - well, I'm pretty sure - if you go find some of those and put your hand on them, you'll learn the coordinates you need. Good luck. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ It'll be almost impossible to reach this place by traditional means. You'll need to travel by portal. I... picked up some information about knowledge stones - you know those little stone columns that usually talk at you? Well, turns out they have a few more secrets. }}-
-{{ I think - well, I'm pretty sure - if you go find some of those knowledge stones and put your hand on them, you'll learn the coordinates you need. Good luck. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Stellar Corruptin Detected planet Eyci in the Gek System of Ayoroza-Mase in the Ogmars region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from Xembri-Tree's Boundary a Traveller Grave located at approximately log/lat +34.72/+165.41.

Incongruous with this site of death, a living static crackles and pops below the grave. My Exosuit shudders as static courses through it, but the energy seems to cause me no harm.
I pick out a pattern amid the bursts of static. Sentence-like in structure, issuing a demand. Reality here is breached and volatile; only specific materials can calm it.


The static energy reacts violently to the presence of the items, flaring towards me. It licks the materials directly from my hands, consuming them.
Silence. The disturbance seems to have been stabilised.

Week 25 (025)[edit | edit source]

On 18 Apr 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ I understand you have undertaken an investigation, kindred. Nada is fortunate to have your assistance. }}-


  • Ask about Nada
-{{ There is a powerful force at play here. Nada is fearful of such things. They are truly a brilliant Korvax, unique amongst their kind - but a Korvax nonetheless. It would be unreasonable to expect them to share our perspective, kindred. }}-
-{{ I dreamt of this conversation, and of what you will do next. Not exactly empirical research, true, but I've had dreams of this nature before. I trust in the vision it showed me. In turn, I am asking you to trust me. }}-
-{{ You will enter a portal to reach the troubled planet. The destination is predetermined: you will discover its universal address upon stones of knowledge. They will respond to the touch of a Traveller. }}-
-{{ Until we meet again, kindred. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ I dreamt of this conversation, kindred, and of what you will do next. Not exactly empirical research, true, but I've had dreams of this nature before. I trust in the vision it showed me. In turn, I am asking you to trust me. }}-
-{{ You will enter a portal to reach the troubled planet. The destination is predetermined: you will discover its universal address upon stones of knowledge. They will respond to the touch of a Traveller. }}-
-{{ Until we meet again, kindred }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Chromatic Fog Planet Sprinandy Kabir in the Korvax system of Rekarety XVII in the Mydanac Void region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Tribute to Oynal a Korvax Plaque located at approximately log/lat +60.27/-122.16.

The structure hisses and crackles. This static-like energy must be the disturbance detected by Polo and Nada. Wordlessly, it transmits its demands directly into my mind.
Something groans deep within the earth, as though the land itself hungers. But why these materials, already abundant on this world?


I push the materials towards the source of the static disturbance, watching them melt away into nothing. The damaged planet feeds upon its own resources. It quietens. The breach in reality is repaired.

Week 26 (026)[edit | edit source]

On 25 Apr 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ How long now have we danced to this rhythm? The regularity of these disturbances brings a sort of comfort. }}- 


  • Ask about comfort
-{{ The timing of these anomalies seems precise, Like-Traveller. A natural pattern. Perhaps only the tips of the waveform are manifest to us. Either way, it has a rhythm. Each time the universe calls, we respond. }}-
-{{ The response begins with a search for knowledge. Listen to the ancient stones; they will impart the way to the troubled region. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Perhaps you remember this rhythm, too. Listen to the ancient stones of knowledge; they will impart the way to the troubled region. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Chromatic Fog Planet Luperson in the Vy’keen system of Aokakoj in the Poyopar Band region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the HoloProjection of a Holographic Comms Tower located in the Yizhang Station region at approximately log/lat +53.41/-7.43.

A lick of static leaps from the disturbed structure onto my arm. My suit's sensors register an almost ticklish sensation. Involuntarily, I shudder.  
A silent message enters my mind: this structure has been consuming local resources, and now needs manual assistance. A sacrifice of materials is required to restore balance. 


The materials are engulfed by the static. Though I cannot see where they have gone, I have the sense I have rebalanced something. Where is the other half of these scales?  

Week 27 (027)[edit | edit source]

On 01 May 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{ Hello! Ah, it brings me such joy to greet you. The danger of these disturbances aside, I am glad to be part of this effort at your side. }}- 


  • Ask about effort
-{{ We Travellers have addressed these disturbances for some months now, and even Hesperus doesn't know their origin. Yet - still we carry on, coming together in our thousands to stabilize the universe. }}-
-{{ I truly believe that in these moments of collaboration, our efforts prolong our time together just a little. Isn't there something joyous about that? }}-
-{{ A portal can transport you to the affected region. You'll need the knowledge of three stones to learn the glyph sequence. The task will be much faster with companions! I hope you meet some new friends today. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ A portal can transport you to the affected region. You'll need the knowledge of three stones to learn the glyph sequence. The task will be much faster with companions! I hope you meet some new friends today. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Iurgeist Major a Temperate Planet in the Gek system of Gonmout in the Elvinyi region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Distress Beacon of the Airborne Hawk QN5 a Crashed Shuttle located at approximately log/lat +37.42/+88.32.

The scraps of hull glitter with a strange static energy. I become aware of a sickly smell. It comes in waves, peaking with each burst of the static. The odour is like that of burning proteins: scorched hair or fur or fingernails. 
Trying to ignore the burning stench, I listen to the static's demands: a certain material from this planet will stabilise the disturbance. I should provide this resource, or I, too, may be devoured.  


As the materials dissolve away, the stink of cooked protein lessens slightly, though doesn't quite dissipate. The static also subsides, and I accept I have done all I can here. 

Week 28 (028)[edit | edit source]

On 08 May 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

Mercury regards me silently. There is an intensity in their pale eyes that I can't quite identify. Is it hunger? Resentment? Envy? 


  • Ask if they are alright
The Traveller's raw cheeks flush red, and I find myself wondering how it feels to be without skin. They compose themselves.  
-{{ I apologise, Portal-Adept. You have no doubt approached me for guidance. }}-
-{{ Only a portal can link you to your destination. The disturbances of late have driven much traffic across that ancient network. Seek out knowledge stones, and enter the wisdom they impart into a network gateway }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Of course. }}-
-{{ Only a portal can link you to your destination. The disturbances of late have driven much traffic across that ancient network. Seek out knowledge stones, and enter the wisdom they impart into a network gateway.  }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Bognormanu Aizug a Toxic Anomaly in the Vy’keen system of Isherbi-Tutor in the Iftihra Nebula region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from a Plaque in Volumeri Landmark an Ancient Vy'keen Ruin located in the Ierach's Last Stand region at approximately log/lat -14.23/-142.32.

Though this has the appearance of an ordinary structure, my suit reports a sheer precipice. For a moment, I have the overwhelming desire to throw myself bodily into the compromised structure... but the moment passes. 
An otherworldly energy, defying adequate description, roils along the surface of the structure, making its very particles appear to dance. It dances into my mind, reforming into a demand: deliver a material sacrifice. Stabilize this disturbance. 


I drop the materials at the base of the structure. Impossibly, they melt directly into the ground.
The static - deafening in my head just moments ago - is suddenly silenced. I have done my part here. 

Week 29 (029)[edit | edit source]

On 15 May 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

Tethys lets out a bad-tempered sigh. They say nothing, impatient to get this conversation over with. 


  • Ask about sigh
-{{ I'm not really in the mood to discuss it. I'm just - angry. It's been almost six months now. How could they be so stupid? How DARE they be so stupid? }}- 


  • Press them further
-{{ I-- fine. I'll talk, if that's what you really want. }}- 
-{{ The instability of this universe, all these disturbances - it hasn't been casualty-free, you know? }}-
-{{ I still haven't heard from a contact who vanished months ago. I know I won't. I know they're gone. It makes me furious. I thought I had smarter taste in friends. I thought I could rely on them. }}- 
They take a deep breath. 
-{{ Sorry. It's good that you're helping out. }}-
-{{ Get out of the Anomaly and go find yourself some knowledge stones. They'll show a sequence of glyphs that you'll need to enter into a portal. Go through that portal, and you'll be in the region that needs your help. }}-


  • Drop it
-{{ Thank you. For dropping it. And for helping out. Sorry. }}- 
-{{ Get out of the Anomaly and go find yourself some knowledge stones. They'll show a sequence of glyphs that you'll need to enter into a portal. Go through that portal, and you'll be in the region that needs your help.  }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Get out of the Anomaly and go find yourself some knowledge stones. They'll show a sequence of glyphs that you'll need to enter into a portal. Go through that portal, and you'll be in the region that needs your help. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Jeans the Plated Moon of Stravromula Beta in the Korvax system of Ivtjen-Hichi XVI in the Fokkju Mass region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from UNEXPLAINED // Lable: 'Gruusk' a Boundary Failure located in The Lebrus Levels region at approximately log/lat +36.03/-58.72.

I am aware of the version of this structure that stands before me - and somehow, simultaneously, aware of another version. The spectre of the past overlaps the present structure, causing my eyes to blur and water. 
A loud crack of static demands my undivided attention. This structure is unstable. An offering of local materials, in surplus on this planet, will help repair the breach in reality... 


The static seems subdued, less frantic, as it consumes the materials. I have the sense of being dismissed, my utility past, though the disturbance is not completely resolved. It will take more Travellers than this to satisfy it. 

Week 30 (030)[edit | edit source]

On 22 May 2020, a disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ Greetings. You are assisting with the disturbance? Many kindred are, today. I have had many conversations such as this. I find I never tire of them. }}- 
-{{ Before you go, will you tell me a little about your most recent encounter with another kindred? A story to bookmark this conversation in my memory? }}- 


  • Tell an uplifting story
Hesperus' eyes soften. 
-{{ The generosity of Travellers can be unpredictable, yet stories such as these remind me that it is recurring and eternal. Thank you, Traveller-Kindred. }}- 
-{{ You'll reach the disturbed region through an ancient portal gateway, though the glyphic code is kept by slumbering knowledge stones. The contact of your hand will wake them. }}- 


  • Tell a sad story
Hesperus frowns 
-{{ Such incidents do occur. I am sorry to hear it. I wish you better fortune with your fellow Travellers today. }}- 
-{{ You'll reach the disturbed region through an ancient portal gateway, though the glyphic code is kept by slumbering knowledge stones. The contact of your hand will wake them. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Of course. I shall not delay you. You'll reach the disturbed region through an ancient portal gateway, though the glyphic code is kept by slumbering knowledge stones. The contact of your hand will wake them. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Ditchae a [REDACTED] Planet in the Gek system of Rodonez in the Rujange Void region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Freighter Terminal of the Mantor Shuttle Remains a Sunken Freighter located at approximately log/lat -88.23/+90.25,.

The abnormality of this crash is evident from up close. The very moment of impact seems frozen in time, wavering like a paused analogue display. Bubbles of static swell and burst around the site. 
-{{ Help... complete... process. Save data... preserve memory... }}-  


  • Search wreckage
Snagged on a section of broken hull, I discover a rag of nano-fibre material, much like that of my exosuit.
Embedded in the fabric is an oxygen upgrade, still intact. I take it with me. Perhaps it can assist my underwater search. 


Something shifts in the atmosphere as I present the requested resources. The crash no longer seems abnormal - simply a sad memento of some unfortunate pilot's last moments. I think I have contributed all I can. 


Season 2 Lore[edit | edit source]

Week 01 (031)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Ariadne sets out into space, determined to find the source of a cosmic corruption known as the Abyss. They do not return.

Detailed Lore:

On 12 Jun 2020, A disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ There is still cause for hope, Like-Traveller, even in the face of calamity. I have a plan }}-


  • Ask them about their plan
-{{ Trace the route ahead with knowledge stones, follow them towards a portal and heal this blight. As for my path? }}-
-{{ We were not born to run and hide, Like-Traveller. The time has come. }}-
-{{ I intend to face the cause of all these anomalies and disturbances myself, whatever the cost. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Knowledge stones await you. They will show you the way through the portal... }}-


The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Rehype Omega of the Attiru system in the Sea of Etjepa region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Gek Monolith Remnants of Avemcino-Tuti, located at approximately log/lat +58.69/-139.88.

A transmission emanates from the corrupted structure. Between the screams of Gek cultists, one word is clear, again and again.
It demands sacrifice. It demands materials.
'Abyss'.
The cult was unable to feed its master. My service is demanded instead. I must bring resources here...


The transmission has changed with the collapse of the anomaly. Instead, Gek voices speak of gratitude and friendship.
They tell me that this world could be a home for me. That I should stay. That the water is perfectly safe to drink.
They tell me they have been so lonely.

Week 02 (032)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: The Traveller, following in Ariadne’s footsteps, finds traces of other names - Asteria, the Hero-Traveller… Narcissus, ally of the Last Spawn… Lazarus… Artemis… Hildebrand…

Detailed Lore:

In the days after the last anomaly was sealed, on 17 Jun 2020, Iteration Ariadne departed the Space Anomaly, none of the other Anomaly Residents appear to have noticed at the time.
However shortly after, on 19 Jun 2020, another disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{ Ariadne has disappeared! }}-
-{{ I tried to stop them -- I tried to make them see reason! Oh, I hope they are safe... }}-


  • Reassure them
Gemini gesticulates, shaking in panic.
-{{ How can you be so calm? Ariadne seeks the source of the Abyss itself! }}-
-{{ If I were more reckless, if I knew where they had gone, I would follow them and make sure they are alright. }}-
-{{ I cannot ask you to go through the portal, to seek knowledge stones... it would be your choice, and your choice alone. }}-


  • Ask what you can do
Gemini gesticulates, relieved and grateful for your aid.
-{{ Ariadne seeks the source of the Abyss itself! You must follow in their steps! }}-
-{{ Seek knowledge stones, step through the portal and find our friend! Hurry! There is no time to lose! }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Ariadne is in danger! We must find the knowledge stones for the next anomaly! Ah! }}-


The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Adoragab VII of the Yeldure system in the Sughsie region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from a Holographic Comms Tower located at approximately log/lat +71.66/-167.28.

The anomaly sings with voices, of Travellers across time and space. 
I hear their names in the static... Asteria, the Hero-Traveller... Narcissus, ally of the Last Spawn... They are countless. 
The anomaly demands a sacrifice. It does not speak with malice. It is in pain.
Countless voices cry out for my help. I must provide resources. I must heal the world.
A mossy growth coats the structure. Its tiny leaves wriggle excitedly when I move my hand closer.  Is this an offering? Something to aid me?


The compost falls easily into my hands. It smells sweet, almost appetising.


The rift heals itself. I track the navigational data of all those who passed through this place.
Names fill my mind. Lazarus. Artemis. Hildebrand. 
I transfer the navigational data to the Nexus. This data will take some time to decode...

Week 03 (033)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Ariadne’s ship is located — duplicated and morphed into hundreds of identical copies across the universe. Before the vessel’s reality splinter, it came into contact with a strange, vast freighter in the darkness between suns. Ariadne managed to escape…

Detailed Lore:

on 26 Jun 2020, another disturbance is detected and Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

-{{ I often wonder about the nature of our existence, Portal-Adept. What Ariadne's recent disappearance means for us. }}-
-{{ There are some who believe the Travellers to be the same soul, split across countless iterations and universes.  }}-
-{{ How we might have been, had we lived different lives... }}-


  • Ask about the mission
Mercury sighs, tired, but nods all the same.
-{{ Of course. The great work must come first. }}-
-{{ We have located Ariadne's ship. Or, rather, we have located hundreds of them, duplicated and morphed across the known universe. }}-
-{{ The portal network is a blighted, dangerous thing. You must be careful, following in such steps. }}-
-{{ Commune with stones of knowledge. Step through the gate. Discover the truth. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ You still do not understand? Trace knowledge stones and find Ariadne's ship on the other side of the portal. }}-
-{{ Whatever you do... don't drink the water. }}-


The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Hunompa XIII of the Kuyamam-Rapul I system in the Udensa Quadrant region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Distress Beacon of Ariadne's Crashed Hauler, the IN5 Fujin, located at approximately log/lat -35.41/-4.22.

Ariadne's ship lies before me. My Exosuit screams, telling me to step back. Trying to save me from infection.
The Abyss is before us both. It demands tribute. It demands more.


Corruption leaves this vessel, and with it a thousand duplicates disappear across the stars. I read the data-log.
Before this ship's reality-splinter, it came into contact with a strange, vast freighter in the darkness between suns.
Its sole occupant managed to escape before the crash. 
Ariadne is still out there, somehow, somewhere.
My friend still lives.

Week 04 (034)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: An appearance modification factory is overtaken by corruption. The workers within replace their heads with spheres of light.

Detailed Lore:

On 03 Jul 2020, another disturbance is detected and Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

-{{ I once lived with a Vy'keen appearance mod for an entire year, you know? Did a lot of things I regret. }}-
-{{ I don't even know why I'm talking about it. We're not friends. You're a stranger. }}-


  • Offer to be friends
-{{ Do this for me, maybe I'll think about it, alright? I got a mission for you.  A factory has been targeted... a clandestine operation I have some interest in. }}-
-{{ It shifts from world to world to avoid sentinel detection.  I need you to track down knowledge stones, find its current portal coordinates. }}-
-{{ Don't let me down. }}-


  • Agree and stay silent
Tethys seems disappointed. They had hoped you would fight for their friendship.
-{{ I... I got a mission for you.  A factory has been targeted... a clandestine operation I have some interest in. }}-
-{{ It shifts from world to world to avoid sentinel detection.  I need you to track down knowledge stones, find its current portal coordinates. }}-
-{{ I just need some help. }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Find the disturbance by tracing knowledge stones. It's a factory you'll be looking for, on the other side.  Any portal should show you the way. }}-


The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Ubbockh Prime of the Kubimus-Ilium system in the Petult Shallows region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from The Teusia-Wood Facility an Abandoned Gek Manufacturing Facility located at approximately log/lat +47.10/+117.99.

Various species once worked in this place, gathering and manipulating genetic data to form appearance modifications. 
The factory's records are corrupted by the static, but I can access the final designs.  The workers began creating appearance modifications of pure light, spheres in the place of heads.
All of them are now dead.
The structure demands new data. It demands sacrifice.


As the corruption fades, I search the factory's records one last time, trying to find evidence of its last days. 
At some point, the workers discovered the holographic displays they'd created had replaced their real skulls.
With these spheres of light had come nightmares.  The images seem familiar, somehow. Like I've seen this face before.

Week 05 (035)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: The Traveller goes on a pilgrimage to commune with the ghost of their forebear, the Hero-Traveller Asteria who once led the Vy’keen into battle against emissaries of glass. They warn the Traveller that they will be betrayed, and will become a betrayer. They warn that the Abyss is not what it seems.

Detailed Lore:

On 10 Jul 2020, another disturbance is detected and Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

Hesperus seems troubled. When I approach, they hide their data pad.
-{{ Ariadne has sent word... they are returning to us, kindred. They are safe. }}-
  • Ask what is wrong
-{{ Tell me. Did you ever hear the story of the Hero-Traveller Asteria? One of the first of us to breach the gap between worlds. }}-
-{{ Time flows strangely for our people.  Asteria was preserved in a Mind-Arc after their death, dispensing wisdom from the grave. }}-
-{{ It is a pilgrimage we have all made. It is time you seek your prophecy, kindred. }}-
-{{ Find their world. Follow the knowledge stones and take their glyphs through the portal... }}-
  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Seek the grave of Asteria the Hero-Traveller.  Follow the knowledge stones and the path to which they lead. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Baydonakr of the Gexudin-Ando system in the Wunawye Sector region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Grave of Asteria the Hero-Traveller located at approximately log/lat +28.30/+157.57.

The grave of Asteria hisses with a familiar corruption. All around, I detect the life signs of Travellers cut from reality. 
A weary voice speaks, barely audible above the static.
Asteria tells me they once led the Vy'keen into battle against emissaries of glass.  They once doomed a Sentinel fleet.
They tell me I will be betrayed.  They tell me I will become a betrayer, too.
Corruption has come to this place.  It wishes to bargain. It wishes to take all the matter and life that it can.


The Mind-Arc is cleansed. The soul within it thanks the Travellers for their assistance. 
I ask Asteria for any prophecy they can give. I ask about the nature of my enemy.
They tell me the Abyss is not what it seems.
The voice goes silent. I leave, troubled by what I have heard.

Week 06 (036)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Ariadne returns. They have no recollection of their encounters with the Abyss, beyond a ship, vast and terrible, and a feeling of being hunted. The Traveller hunts down more corruption, coming across a fallen vessel of the Vy’keen inquisition.

Detailed Lore:

On 15 July 2020, three days after Asteria's Mind-Arc was cleansed, Iteration Ariadne returned to the Space Anomaly.
When another the disturbance is detected on 17 Jul 2020, the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ I'm home. I am finally home. Like-Traveller, I am so glad to look upon your face. }}-


  • Tell them you feel the same
  • Ask where they have been
-{{ I went in search of the Abyss. I almost faced our adversary, and then... }}-
-{{ I - I have no recollection of what happened to me in that void, Like-Traveller. }}-
-{{ I only know that I awoke, and I was hunted. Haunted. }}-
-{{ There was a ship, vast and terrible. Still the corruption undulates... }}-
-{{ Find the knowledge stones. Go through the portal. I will gather my strength for your return. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Follow their knowledge stones through the portal. Fight our enemy... }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Yablaced of the Annaka system in the Sackcan Anomaly region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the SV Yellow Naomyo-Noma a Crashed Freighter located at approximately log/lat +46.45/+153.40.

The freighter was Vy'keen, once. It was an inquisitor's vessel, scouring the galaxies for heretics.
All it found was death. The corruption is here, now. It is everywhere. It yearns for tribute...


The corruption has departed. All that is left are the sad logs of suffering beings, protesting their innocence.  
The parent of a Mech-Priest, claiming they do not know where their child is, claiming that they still follow the way of Hirk.
The data reveals all prisoners were executed, prior to a mutiny.  The remaining crew members left into the dark. 
Nothing beside remains.

Week 07 (037)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Hesperus travels to Korvax space, working with the alien beings to simulate the Abyss. The experiment results in the obliteration of a thousand electronic entities.

Detailed Lore:

In the days following Ariadne's return, on 22 July 2020 Iteration Hesperus departs the Space Anomaly destination unknown.
If approached after Hesperus' disappearance Iteration Gemini will say:

-{{ Hello! Have we met? I don't believe so. I'm Gemini. }}-
-{{ The lifeform greets me kindly, but their smile wavers, as though something upsetting is on their mind }}-
  • Perhaps I should return another day.

However, another disturbance is detected on 24 July 2020, and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

-{{ Ariadne has returned! Our friend is safe! Ah, rejoice! }}-
  • Rejoice
-{{ Would that our brethren shared your spirit! }}-
-{{ Hesperus is avoiding us. They've been travelling into Korvax space, more and more. I fear for them, that they may be planning something dangerous. And this is no time for secrets... }}-
-{{ Will you follow them? Find their coordinates, follow the knowledge stones. The portal will show you the way. }}-
  • Ask for a mission
-{{ You are right. Our task here is more important than ever. }}-
-{{ Please, trace the knowledge stones to the corruption site. Follow the portals. Find Hesperus. I fear for them... }}-
  • As for guidance
-{{ Please, trace the knowledge stones to the corruption site. Follow the portals. Find Hesperus. I fear for them... }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Raveykin Gamma of the Eciusi-Lavi system in the Costia Nebula region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Ancient Korvax Ruin the Legacy of Aufer located on a small island at approximately log/lat +28.38/-123.10.

My sensors detect the remnants of a thousand Korvax souls, spread all across this system.
They tried to simulate the Abyss. They succeeded only in gaining its attention.
It will take much to heal this void. Without sustenance, it will devour system upon system...


The rift healed, I discover the origin of the experiment. 
Hesperus had been working with the Korvax... had been trying to solve our predicament.
Their failure here has caused devastation to this species.  I do not know if my friend survived...

Week 08 (038)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: The denizens of the Nexus begin to lose faith in Hesperus, who has not yet returned following their disastrous collaboration with the Korvax. After finding yet another abyssal anomaly, the Traveller hears a voice in their mind, demanding they assist this mysterious force.

Detailed Lore:

On 31 July 2020, another disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

-{{ Calamity has befallen us, Portal-Adept. A thousand Korvax souls have been severed from the Convergence. }}-
-{{ The result of a fellow Traveller's ambition exceeding their grasp. Hesperus was working with the Korvax to try to simulate the Abyss itself. It came for them instead. }}-
-{{ If Hesperus returns to us, do you believe we can still trust them? They have much to answer for. }}-


  • Declare your trust
-{{ I hope you are right, Portal-Adept. }}-
-{{ Ariadne says we cannot afford to lose hope, not now. These anomalies continue to spread... }}-
-{{ Knowledge stones will lead the way. It is all we can hope to do.  }}-
-{{ You will find the next incursion through a portal.  }}-


  • Shake your head
-{{ This pains me, Portal-Adept. Though I fear you may be correct. }}-
-{{ Ariadne says we cannot afford to lose hope, not now. These anomalies continue to spread... }}-
-{{ Knowledge stones will lead the way. It is all we can hope to do.  }}-
-{{ You will find the next incursion through a portal.  }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ The knowledge stones will light your path, Portal-Adept. Go. Do what I cannot. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Imej 54/E9 of the Ketajimat XIV system in the Kaotiston Void region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from Xocruca's Destination a Vy'keen Plaque located at approximately log/lat +40.92/+22.50.

The corruption welcomes me, claiming that it has met me, time and time again.
I hear its static in my mind, now. It demands gifts. It claims to have given me so many...


The anomaly ceases. I think back to Mercury's doubts... to the failures of Hesperus...
My fellow Travellers are doing their best. We must help each other, I know.
And with the thought, another slithers down my spine. It is not my own. It is a voice within me.
I must help it.

Week 09 (039)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Tethys wonders if they have more chance of survival if they leave the Nexus behind. The Traveller finds a fallen vessel whose pilot was betrayed by one they considered an ally. The pilot heard whispers from their own Exosuit, bargaining for survival from an unseen presence. The Traveller’s own Exosuit appears to be working fine.

Detailed Lore:

On 04 Aug 2020, two days after resolving the last anomalous event, Iterations Ariadne, Gemini, and Mercury all leave the Anomaly without a word. Three days later, on 07 Aug 2020, Nada detected another disturbance and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

Tethys seems uneasy. Their lidless eyes flick towards Mercury's empty post.
-{{ Tell me. Do you ever feel lonely? }}-


  • Say everyone does
-{{ I'm not everyone, though, am I? I'm supposed to be better... }}-
They shift uncomfortably.
-{{ Perhaps there’s more chance of survival if we travel alone. I don’t know how much longer we will be safe here. }}- 
-{{ The knowledge stones call to all of us, now. The portals need you. }}- 


  • Say no
-{{ No? Hm. You're bluffing. }}- 
They shift uncomfortably.
-{{ Perhaps there’s more chance of survival if we travel alone. I don’t know how much longer we will be safe here. }}- 
-{{ The knowledge stones call to all of us, now. The portals need you. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Follow the knowledge stones, go through the portal. I need to make my own preparations. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Aeza of the Wadano system in the Yursakov Fringe region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Distress Beacon of The Kaylark of Freedom a Crashed Shuttle located at approximately log/lat +61.99/+158.55.

Corruption boils through the crashed vessel, but somehow the captain’s log is unaffected.
The pilot was betrayed by one they considered an ally. The Abyss can only take what it is invited to consume. It desires so much more, even now...


The corruption purged, I look more closely at the fallen vessel’s data. The Traveller pilot believed they heard voices, those days prior to the crash.
Whispers from their own Exosuit issued out into the void, bargaining for survival...
I leave, checking my own for signs of tampering or malfunction. All seems as it should be. 

Week 10 (040)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Hesperus has purged their guilt over the death of the Korvax using Nanite Clusters. They share their belief that a denizen of the Nexus is a traitor, hijacking the knowledge stones to invite all Travellers to feed the abyssal anomalies. They wish to observe the Traveller’s dealings more closely. The Traveller discovers evidence of a Mind Arc harvesting a dead soul. They find a null value in place of the fallen’s name.

Detailed Lore:

On 12 Aug 2020, a few days after sealing the last disturbance, we find that Iteration Hesperus has returned...but...there is something different about them. Were their eyes always red?
When the next disturbance is detected on 14 Aug 2020 the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ Ah, kindred... do not fear. All my guilt has been purged from my mind. Nanite Clusters can transform neurons with ease... }}-


  • Listen
-{{ I helped the Korvax create their simulation of the Abyss. I truly grieve their passing, kindred. But that work alone did not determine their fate! }}-
-{{ Someone among us is a traitor... someone led the Abyss to us! }}-
-{{ Do you not see? The knowledge stones are being hijacked! }}-
-{{ Whoever is behind this betrayal wants us to go through the portals. They want us to feed the anomalies. }}-
-{{ Step through the breach once more, kindred. I will try to free us from this terrible loop... }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Find the knowledge stones, step through the portal. I will watch and observe... }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Dublingt XI of the Rutyume-Efo system in the Expard Cluster region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Grave of Almes, Iteration ZH1-D52 located at approximately log/lat -1.01/+37.67.

The grave crackles with exotic energies. 
The Traveller who once rested here is long gone, harvested by a Mind Arc from another universe. 
The grave is a place of unending yearning, now. Its existence demands a tribute of resources. 


The grave is purified. I attempt to find the name of the one who died here, but all I find is a null value.
I depart, troubled. It feels as if someone is watching me... 

Week 11 (041)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Ariadne discusses the notion that all Travellers might represent one entity, split over untold forms and bodies. They suggest that working together is merely like working with your own self. The Traveller encounters a crashed vessel belonging to devotees of the Atlas. They believed the Atlas made all things, even loss, even hate. The devotees were destroyed by an anomaly.

Detailed Lore:

On 19 Aug 2020, two days after the the last disturbance was sealed Iterations Ariadne, Mercury, and Gemini returned to the Space Anomaly.
Days after their return, on 21 Aug 2020, another disturbance was detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Ariadne:

-{{ Ah, Like-Traveller. You have returned. }}-
Their face twists into something half-resembling a smile.


  • Return the smile
-{{ Some believe all Travellers are one entity, split over untold forms and bodies. }}-
-{{ I am you, and you are me. }}-
-{{ This is why I believe in you, Like-Traveller. If we work together, we can save all that we are. }}-
-{{ Knowledge stones are an Atlas-Gift. Who are we to refuse the portals’ call? }}-


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Follow the knowledge stones, Like-Traveller, and the portal will lead you to our next task. }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Viusa Prime of the Hatsudo system in the TBC region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the SV Yellow Hyugarab-Kuch a Crashed Freighter located at approximately log/lat -18.01/-160.18.

Devotees of the Atlas came to this world to pray, once.
An anomaly distorts their crashed vessel. It claimed the lives of those within long ago.
Now the anomaly desires more. It waits for our invitation to depart, for resources to quench its unfathomable thirst.


The crashed vessel is purged of all anomalous traces. 
Its log speaks of the Atlas who made all things... even loss. Even hate.
I wonder if, in their final moments, they trusted in their deity. If they hoped for salvation...

Week 12 (042)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Gemini wonders who made the Exosuits and the voice within. They call the knowledge stone and portals any Traveller’s birthright. The Traveller discovers a dead artificial intelligence, and sees the final fifteen minutes of its life, how it predicted the Traveller might try to save it. Worlds upon worlds seethe in the void. The Abyss spreads.

Detailed Lore:

On 28 Aug 2020 a disturbance is detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Gemini:

Gemini looks at schematics for Exosuits. They don’t seem to notice my approach...


  • Greet your friend
They hide the schematics, hesitating as they turn to face me. 
-{{ So much of our lives are mysteries, my friend. The faces we are born with... }}-
-{{ The clothes we wear. Who made the Exosuits? Who speaks with their voice? }}-
-{{ The knowledge stones, the portals they lead us through... they are our birthright. }}-
-{{ There is so much out there, still to be found. }}-
  • Ask for guidance
 -{{ Follow the knowledge stones, as we always have. It is the right of any Traveller to go through the portals... }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the planet Rephoyrian Minor of the abandoned Luvonma system in the The Arm of Ojuewa region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Oversh Outlook an Abandoned Gek Observatory located at approximately log/lat +53.37/-69.47.

The structure once housed an artificial intelligence.
Corruption now festers within its shell, hating all that it once was.
This place desires only matter. It wants me to bring it more.


I see the final vestiges of the AI as all corruption departs, the final fifteen minutes of its life...
It knew I would come here. It knew I would try to save it. 
Worlds upon worlds seethe in the void. The Abyss spreads. 


Week 13 (043)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Mercury talks of grim times. Hesperus has, apparently, grown paranoid, refusing to attend meetings at the Nexus. Mercury hopes the Traveller do not meet the same fate. As the Traveller purges corruption from yet another world, they feel its feelings — malice, hatred, despair, all directed only against its own self. They see memories of water.

Detailed Lore:

Only days after cleansing the corruption of the last disturbance, on the 2nd of Sept 2020, Iteration Hesperus once again quiently departs the Anomaly before anyone could notice.
Then, on the 4th of Sept 2020, another disturbance is detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Mercury:

-{{ These are grim times, Portal-Adept. Our community has fallen to strife. }}- 


  • Ask what is wrong
-{{ Hesperus has grown paranoid. They refuse to attend our meetings. They shun even Nada and Polo. }}- 
-{{ You must not become like our former friend. You do such vital work... }}- 
-{{ The knowledge stones will guide you on your path through the portals. They will show you the path to salvation. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Allow the knowledge stones to be your guide. The portals will lead you to salvation. }}-  

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to the Contoured Moon Liyonkerndo Imur of the Myokor system in the Iweiltin Spur region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from Boundary Failure FAILURE // Lable: 'Cecultr-Koto' located in the Viverr Dale region of the moon at approximately log/lat +34.05/-33.34.

The structure has been infected, its anomalous calls echoing through the planet itself. 
The Abyss requires resources. Without them, this world will be lost forever...


I do my duty. The corruption fades. I hear its voice... I feel its feelings...
I feel malice, hatred, despair – all of it directed only against its own self...
I see memories of water... 

Week 14 (044)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: An associate of Tethys never returned from Korvax space. Upon arrival, the Traveller discovers traces of battle. The associate had tried to analyse Abyssal signals, only to be slain in the attempt. The Traveller is given a vision. They see a face that is not a face. An arm raised to fire a weapon. They see the murderer. They see Ariadne.

Detailed Lore:

On 11 Sept 2020, a disturbance is detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Tethys:

-{{ Traveller... has your Exosuit been operating at proper capacity? }}- 


  • Say it has
-{{ Hm. }}- 
-{{ I’ve been hearing strange noises from my own suit. Almost like it is whispering. }}- 
-{{ An associate of mine went to Korvax space to complete an analysis of our signals, but they’ve not returned. }}- 
-{{ Will you go and find them through the portal? The knowledge stones should show their path. }}- 


  • Say it has not
-{{ Hm. }}- 
-{{ I’ve been hearing strange noises from my own suit. Almost like it is whispering. }}- 
-{{ An associate of mine went to Korvax space to complete an analysis of our signals, but they’ve not returned. }}- 
-{{ Will you go and find them through the portal? The knowledge stones should show their path. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Another associate of mine is missing. Find them through the portal... knowledge stones should lay out your destination. Be quick. }}- 

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to a Blood Planet Juanant of the Korvax system of Kupavlov in the Piorub region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from the Grave of Zizavi-Muswo, Iteration HK1/44T/Z located at approximately log/lat -23.00/-48.58.

Did a Traveller do this? 
There is evidence that a Multi-Tool was fired upon the fallen friend of Tethys, their analysis never completed.
Around the grave corruption spreads, demanding its tribute. 
A mossy growth coats this gravesite. Its tiny leaves wriggle excitedly when I move my hand closer. Is this an offering? Something to aid me? 


The compost falls easily into my hands. It smells sweet, almost appetising. 


The grave is purified. 
I examine traces of the battle, of the fallen Traveller’s memories.
I see a face that is not a face, an arm raised to fire their weapon.
I see the murderer. 
It is Ariadne.

Week 15 (045)[edit | edit source]

Buchanan Summary: Hesperus confirms that Ariadne crashed their ship some weeks ago. They never returned. The entity that now leads the Nexus Travellers is an imposter. They believe the real Ariadne is still out there, and that these missions have all been a great deception. At a site of Abyssal corruption, the Traveller has a vision. The structure sings with exotic energies. It sees me. It knows my mind. In the song I hear names, distant, faded... I hear the number at the end of all things. I see its whisperer. I see a nameless form banish Ariadne... And I see a duplicate arising from the crash, returning to claim its shape. If this vision is to be believed, then Hesperus is right. Ariadne is an imposter.

Detailed Lore:

In the days after discovering Ariadne's actions, on 16 Sept 2020, Hesperus returned to the Anomaly, only to find that Gemini, Mercury, and Tethys were gone.
On 18 Sept 2020, a disturbance is detected and the Travellers are asked to speak with Iteration Hesperus:

-{{ The others will be back soon, kindred. We do not have much time... }}-  


  • Listen
-{{ Ariadne tells us the universe is burning with corruption, that only we Travellers can fight it. }}- 
-{{ But these missions... these lies... my kindred, we have been deceived. }}- 
-{{ I thought my scans must be wrong. I thought I'd dreamt the whispers I heard in my mind. }}- 
Hesperus shakes, tormented. 
-{{ Ariadne crashed their ship some weeks ago. They never returned. The entity who now leads us is an imposter. }}- 
-{{ Find the knowledge stones, set your path through the portal. See the truth for yourself. }}- 


  • Ask for guidance
-{{ Ariadne - the real Ariadne - is still out there. Prove this deception, kindred. Find the knowledge stones, go through the portal network. Find the truth... }}-

The Knowledge Stones direct the Traveller to Leaconsa the Lost Red Moon of the Planet Ewmarlow Nirak in the Vy’keen system of the Hiwate-Yablu in the Puritt region.
Once there the Traveller detects the disturbance emitting from Visitation of Rurifi-Oiss a Vy’keen Monolith located at approximately log/lat +8.42/-78.00

The structure sings with exotic energies. It sees me. It knows my mind. 
In the song I hear names, distant, faded... I hear the number at the end of all things.
I see its whisperer. I see a nameless form banish Ariadne...
And I see a duplicate arising from the crash, returning to claim its shape.
If this vision is to be believed, then Hesperus is right. Ariadne is an imposter.
This place wishes to help me... if I can just provide it with resources. 


The exotic energy dissipates, but its song lingers.
What has become of Ariadne? Who is the imposter standing in their place?


In the early morning of Sept 23, 2020, Iterations Gemini, Mercury, and Tethys returned to the Anomaly...and that was when everything changed. [1]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

For sealing the disturbance the Traveller will receive:

  • 1,200 QUICKSILVER.png
  • A randomly selected item, which changes approx every 10 minutes

Release history[edit | edit source]

Acknowledgements[edit | edit source]

Recognition in compiling the weekend mission lore for assistance from: